8 November 2012 — Information Clearing House
US Says Iran Fired on US Drone Over Gulf
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Little said the U.S. informed the Iranians that it would continue to conduct such surveillance flights in international airspace.
How Dare Iran!!!
By Steve Hynd
Don’t those pesky Iranians know that they were firing at an aircraft of the Divienely Mandated Most Exceptional Nation Ever?
In Case You Missed It
Rare Photographs Show Ground Zero of the Drone War
By Spencer Ackerman
Be advised: Many of these pictures are disturbing. Some of them show dead children.
Afghan Massacre: Bales Hearing:
Army Medic Describes Gruesome Gunshot Wounds to Children:
By Adam Ashton
Maj. Travis Hawks could not pay much attention to the first victim he saw. She was a child with gunshot wounds to her head, and she was totally unresponsive.
Assad : ‘I’m Not Western Puppet
I Have to Live and Die in Syria’
“I do not think the West is going [to intervene], but if they do so, nobody can tell what is next,” Assad said.
No Show Trial for Israel
By Yvonne Ridley
Israel squirms and wriggles like a worm on a fishhook over the Turkish trial into the deaths of nine unarmed humanitarian aid volunteers on board a ship bound for Gaza.
CIA Allegedly Using Drug Money to Overthrow Ecuador President Rafael Correa
By Matías Rojas
The allegations were made public by President Rafael Correa on November 3rd on national television.
Julian Assange Labels Obama ‘a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’
“Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,”
Manning Offers Guilty Pleas in WikiLeaks Case
By Josh Gerstein
There is no plea deal or agreement with the government at this time.
Armistice Day, Peace, and Other Things Americans Should Know About
By Kim Carlyle
They are disposable. We are scared. So the “Defense” budget is sacrosanct. Security is our main concern.
The Special Interests Won Again
By Paul Craig Roberts
What is curious is that voters don’t understand how politics really works. They get carried away with the political rhetoric and do not see the hypocrisy that is staring them in the face.
It’s the Interest, Stupid! Why Bankers Rule the World
By Ellen Brown
How wealth is systematically transferred from Main Street to Wall Street.
26 killed in Syria clashes near Turkey border: Activists:
At least 16 Syrian soldiers and 10 rebels were killed on Thursday in heavy clashes in the northwestern town of Ras al-Ain near the Turkish border
Syrian rebels kill prisoner as war fuels hatred:
Unarmed and cornered by Syrian rebel fighters, the man seemed to accept his death with more silent sorrow than surprise; his killers did not hesitate as they shot their prisoner
Syrian opposition plans fall apart on eve of Doha conference:
The western-backed initiative to form a united Syrian opposition looked to have collapsed on Wednesday night, as key opposition movements from inside the country pulled out.
Assad: ‘I will live and die in Syria’:
In an interview broadcast on Russian television, the Syrian president said he would not leave the country to end the conflict there, despite British offers of safe passage if he did so.
NATO preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles:
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that NATO is preparing to give Turkey Patriot missiles for deployment along the Turkish-Syrian border, local newspaper Today’s Zaman reported on its website.
Turkey to ask Nato to help protect territory:
Signalling a move that could put international troops from the alliance on the border between the two countries.
Call to lift Syria arms embargo to aid rebels:
Britain is to review the EU arms embargo on Syria as part of a wholesale change in strategy in the wake of Barack Obama‘s re-election that could lead to the eventual arming of the rebel forces fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad.
Britain to organise armed Syrian rebels into efficient fighting force:
Britain is to increase its involvement in Syria‘s bloody civil war by offering to organise the rebels fighting President Bashar Al Assad into a stronger force
Planned Syria talks between Turkey, Iran, Egypt postponed:
The meeting had to be postponed to a later date after Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi informed Ankara that he would not be attending.
Hamas offices in Syria raided, adding to fears of Palestinian deportations:
Abbas appeals to envoy for international protection as Palestinians increasingly involved in violence
Hamas MP says Abbas not welcome in Gaza:
“No hello, no welcome, no greeting, your visit is refused. Gaza is the house of the revolution and the revolutionary, and we don’t welcome anyone who sells our homeland,” Mousa posted on his official Facebook account.
U.S. judge dismisses suit linking Arab Bank to Hamas shooting attack:
Gill, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, sued Jordan-based Arab Bank in 2011, claiming it provided financial support to Hamas and coordinated payments to family members of group members killed in action.
18 killed in Afghan bomb attacks:
At least 18 people, including 10 civilians, were killed in three attacks in Afghanistan‘s south and east on Thursday, provincial officials said, the highest death toll in a single day since a spate of killings over the Eid festival last month.
Taliban suicide attack in Pakistan leaves 4 killed, 28 injured:
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a pickup truck filled with 180 kg of explosives into the headquarters of the paramilitary Pakistan rangers here today, leaving at least four people dead and 28 others injured.
Obama win infuriates drone victims:
“Whenever he has a chance, Obama will bite Muslims like a snake. Look at how many people he has killed with drone attacks,” said Haji Abdul Jabar, whose 23-year-old son was killed in such a bombing.
Rare Photographs Show Ground Zero of the Drone War:
What follows is a sample of some of the most arresting photos. Be advised: Many of these pictures are disturbing. Some of them show dead children.
Seven killed in Iraq attacks:
A series of bombings and gun attacks killed seven people in Iraq on Thursday, including four who died in a car bombing in a predominantly Shiite city south of Baghdad, officials said.
Iran freezes import of ‘luxury goods’: reports:
Iran has frozen the import of more than 2,000 products deemed “luxury goods” to address a shortage of foreign currency caused by Western sanctions, media reports said Thursday quoting trade officials.
US Kills 3 People in Yemen a Day After Obama Win: :
Less than 24 hours from the re-election of President Obama, news of a new drone strike hit Yemen. The strike was in the al-Sarin village in Sanhan and killed Adnan al-Qadhi, Rabeaa Lahib and Radwan al-Hashdhi and injured others, including a boy.
IDF kills Palestinian boy in Gaza clash, say medics:
Palestinian medics said the boy, aged 12, was hit by machine-gun fire, either from Israeli helicopters or tanks that took part in the incident.
Olmert: Netanyahu broke the rules in US elections:
In meeting with New York Jews, former PM says ‘I’m not sure our prime minister has a friend in the White House’ and slams Netanyahu’s intervention in the US elections
U.S. votes to legalize pot may encourage Latin American challenges to drug war:
Experts said the moves were likely to give momentum to countries such as Uruguay that are marching toward legalization, to undercut Mexican criminal gangs and to embolden those who demand greater debate about how to combat illegal substances.
Mexico’s new gov to review pot fight after US vote:
“Obviously we can’t handle a product that is illegal in Mexico, trying to stop its transfer to the United States, when in the United States, at least in part of the United States, it now has a different status,” Videgaray said. “I believe this obliges us to think the relationship in regards to security … This is an unforeseen element.”
Greece lawmakers back austerity cuts amid protests:
Lawmakers in Greece have narrowly backed a fresh round of austerity measures, despite violent protests across the country. The austerity package aimed at securing the next round of bailout funds was passed with the support of 153 MPs in the 300-member parliament.
Anger and violence on the streets of Athens: Video report:
Demonstrators hurled petrol bombs – with more than a hundred detained – as the country’s Parliament passed an austerity package aimed at securing the latest bailout.
Corporations Are Not People in Montana:
Montana voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an initiative stating “that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights because they are not human beings.” Voters approved Initiative 166 by 75 percent to 25 percent, according to early, unofficial returns reported by the Billings Gazette.
Cost Of War
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590“
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,221
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001